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Portland Foot and Ankle

(503) 244-7894

Battle Ground Foot and Ankle

(360) 687-3668

Vancouver Foot and Ankle East

(360) 834-3707

Vancouver Foot and Ankle West

(360) 597-4223

Diabetic Foot Care

Why see a Podiatrist if you have Diabetes? Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two

measuring blood glucose

complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation.

For those with diabetes, small foot problems can turn into serious complications, including:

·         ulcers (sores) that don't heal

·         corns

·         calluses

·         cracked heels

·         hammertoes

·         bunions

·         ingrown toenails

To prevent complications of diabetes, patients are advised to follow diabetic foot care guidelines. Sometimes special diabetic shoes are advised to follow diabetic foot care guidelines. Sometimes special diabetic shoes are prescribed to avoid pressure and rubbing on the feet caused by regular footwear. If you are diabetic, or have decreased circulation, Medicare often provides coverage for preventive footcare and special diabetic shoes.

Preventative foot care by podiatrists prior to the first evidence of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes can prevent or delay foot or leg amputations and hospitalizations. Preventative care by today’s podiatrists can not only save limbs and lives, it can bring significant economic savings. Studies have shown that effective diabetic foot ulcer and amputation prevention could save the US health-care system up to $21.8 billion annually.

If you have diabetes, call our offices today for an appointment at 503-244-7894 in Portland and 360-834-3707 for our locations in Vancouver and Battle Ground, Washington. You may also request an appointment online.

Our Locations


Vancouver Foot and Ankle West


Vancouver Foot and Ankle East


Battle Ground Foot and Ankle


Portland Foot and Ankle


Hours of Operation

Vancouver Foot And Ankle West

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Vancouver Foot and Ankle East

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00pm (Every other Saturday)

Sunday:

Closed

Battle Ground Foot and Ankle

Monday:

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Portland Foot and Ankle

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:00 AM-2:00 PM

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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